4th November 2022 – RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset Levels

A glorious day on the Somerset Levels. We had a brief visit to RSPB Greylake. However, it was very quiet there other than a flock of lapwing which, along with a bittern, were spooked by a marsh harrier.

We moved on to RSPB Ham Wall and spent a good deal of our time watching a pair of marsh harriers hunting. Quite spectacular.

Glastonbury Tor dominates the Somerset Levels here

Marsh harrier with the Tor as a backdrop

Marsh harrier

Great crested grebe with lunch

Marsh harrier

The shoveler spent much of their time on the wing avoiding the marsh harriers


Marsh harrier hovering over its prey